Just to catch you up, Padres Chairman Ron Fowler expressed that he wants to extend Padres 3B Chase Headley with a long term deal making him the recipient of the most expensive contract in franchise history.
Headley was caught by surprise by this and made it abundantly clear to the Padres that he didn't want to be distracted by contract negotiations during the season. He preferred instead to discuss a contract after the season.
Still, in Fowler's latest interview with Tom Krasovic he said that if Chase didn't want to be distracted they could get the deal done in 48 hours.
Fowler added, “I think it’s up to Chase and his agent. We can get this done in 48 hours, or if he wants to say, 'I don’t want to talk about it anymore,' I respect that.”
All year long fans have been angry with ownership for not extending Headley, now they're even more perturbed that the Padres are trying to sign him. Personally I don't get it, I think some people just like to be angry.
There's no villain here. These are good people, I think, trying to sort out a complicated business.
I'm more than willing to get angry if need be, but I'm going to need more than this to get worked up. Maybe because I think there's about a 10% chance that the Padres will be able to sign him. There will always be a team willing to offer more money than the Padres. I don't see Headley as the type to take millions less in guaranteed money if he can wait and earn millions more in free agency.